The Panasonic HDC-HS900 High Definition Camcorder, one of the Three Musketeers of the company's flagship HD camcorder fleet, offers the trusty 3 MOS image sensor system, 1080/60p video recording with 5.1-Channel Surround Sound System audio recording, Hybrid OIS, Intelligent Auto, 20x Intelligent Zoom and Eco-Mode. One of the marvelous features of the HDC-HS900 that catch our eyes is the ability to record 1920 x 1080 60p at 28Mbps, which obliterated moiré patterns and provided smooth, fluid motion.
But when the users want to edit the Panasonic HDC SD900 1080/60p MTS/M2TS videos with iMovie 11, the problem seems to arise --- the iMovie11 can not recognize the MTS/M2TS files which have been transferred to Apple’s hard disk drive. It is also reported that the native Panasonic HDC-SD900 1080/60p MTS/M2TS files sometimes can not be edited regularly with iMovie11. So when these problems happen, what should we do to solve them and import/transfer Panasonic HDC-SD900 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS to iMove11 for editing?
The answer is that you have to convert/transcode Panasonic HDC-SD900 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS to iMovie11 before your editing process. Following is the step-by-step guide.
Step1: Import Panasonic HDC-SD900 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS to Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac.
Connect the Panasonic HDC-SD900 to your Apple with USB2.0. Free download Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac and launch it as the best Panasonic SD900 Video Converter for Mac and then click the adding button to import the Panasonic SD900 1080/60p MTS/M2TS files.
Tip: If you have multiple HDC-SD900 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to merge the HDC-SD900 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS files into one single file for iMovie11 so that you can play these files without interruption.
Step 2: Select an output format for iMovie and set the output folder.
Click on the “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu. Move you pointer to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov). The Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) is the compatible format for iMovie and FCE. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
Step3: Click on the “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters.
Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality before converting Panasonic HDC-SD900 1080/60P MTS videos to AIC MOV.
Note: Set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 and keep 5.1 channels to keep the best quality for editing in iMovie11.
Step4: Start converting/transcoding your Panasonic HDC-SD900 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS to iMovie11 with 30fps and 5.1 channels.
Click the “Convert” button; it will convert/transcode Panasonic HDC-SD900 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS to iMovie11 on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.
After the Panasonic HDC-SD900 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS to iMovie11 conversion, you will be able to get the output files compatible iMovie11 via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly.